Top seed Caroline Wozniacki is safely through to the second round of the ASB Classic in Auckland, with Eugenie Bouchard also going well.
Wozniacki, who reached the final last year, needed just 80 minutes to ease past lucky loser Laura Siegemund in straight sets (6-3 6-2) to claim her first win of 2019.
“I think that it wasn’t the prettiest match that I’ve played,” Wozniacki admitted afterwards.
“I was just trying to get back into the rhythm. [Siegemund] doesn’t give you much rhythm, either. I just tried, all the time.
“I’ve been practising really well, so I hope that every match is going to be better, every match I can play better.”
Bouchard, meanwhile, moved into the quarter-finals after fighting back from a set down to beat Bibiane Schoofs 7-7 6-4 6-4.
Julia Goerges is also progressing well, easily overcoming fellow German Mona Barthel 6-4 6-4.
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